Research in Dance and Physical Education

Aims and Scope

Research in Dance and Physical Education(RDPE)

2 issues per year

Research in Dance and Physical Education (RDPE) is an international, peer reviewed journal, providing information on pedagogy, philosophy and science in dance and physical activities. The journal aims to stimulate theoretical and conceptual debates and promote educational practices in dance and physical education fields. It includes contributors from a wide and diverse international community of academics and teachers who are committed to improving the quality of movement-based education in various contexts.

We invite essays that are up to 8000 words in length and might consider (but are not limited to) the following topics:

  • dance and physical education in primary and secondary schools
  • curriculum and instructional design
  • teaching strategies
  • educational technology
  • teacher education
  • continuing professional development
  • assessment
  • dance and arts education
  • community dance and youth dance
  • adapted dance and physical education
  • medicine and science in dance and PE
  • anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and nutrition
  • fitness, wellness and health promotion
  • psychological issues
  • history and philosophy
  • cultural diversity, ethics and gender equity
  • careers, jobs and employment in dance and PE fields
  • cultural policy and governance for dance and PE
  • research methods and methodologies


Peer Review Policy
All research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing by at least two anonymous referees. Reviewers include physical activity and dance academics.

Publication Fee
There are no submission fees or page charges for this journal.

Best Article Award
Every year the Editorial Board decides which article is the best published in the prior calendar year. The winner is awarded a prize of $200 and a certificate of merit.

Manuscripts shall be submitted electronically via DBpia submission system. If you have not submitted a paper to this journal before, you will need to create an account in our website(
Deadline: April 30th / October 30th
Publication: June 30th / December 30th

Please contact our editorial assistant Yoojin Kim at if you have any queries.